Originally Posted by BerkleysTops
You are very welcome! They invited me to come there and spend a few days but I found my guy pretty quickly. Call & ask for Melissa & she'll give you all kinds of help. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message. I know how hard it is to go about choosing the right horse without experience. Best advice is to have someone with you who you can trust.....
Ah yes, trust. I am lacking in that nowadays :(, my experience turned me into a cynic. One other thing to beware of is that some friends will offer to help you find a horse and they will ride them for you but the same friends might have different definitions of safety than you. For example, a friend of mine offered to ride any horse for me to determine if they are suitable, but she has ridden all her life and in her definition of horsemanship it is OK to be bucked off every now and then, it is OK if your horse rears every now and then etc etc. She has the best intentions but is not what I am looking for. I actually think (with all my beginner naivette) that being bucked off or reared on should not happen, ever. If it does, there better be a grizzly bear 20 feet away from me and my horse charging at us. Am I crazy in expecting this?